North Fork Rancheria Tribal TANF is proud to announce that we have created an all-encompassing opportunity for us to provide educational support to youth in our mountain community entitled “Educational Pathways.” Educational Pathways encompasses our afterschool program which will be held here at the Family Wellness center three days a week (Monday through Wednesday) for grades K-8, tutoring for grades K-12 (both in school and after school or via zoom), and Youth Empowerment for grades 9-12 which will be held bi-weekly on Thursdays after school at the Family Wellness Center.

A note to youth: When enrolling in Educational Pathways you are automatically eligible for both tutoring and the after-school service for your age group. How much you participate is of course up to you and your parents, however, you will be eligible for fun trips, activities, and incentives if you participate regularly and put forth the effort towards your academic studies! We are here to support you! Please contact us for tutoring help or if you want to join in on the fun activities we offer.

Family Wellness staff facilitates a Native American high school youth group focused on positive youth development through awareness, job preparation, and culture to occur twice a week during the school year, with off-site trips planned for the summer and weekends. Our goal is to reach more youth by providing relevant activities and curriculum that will reduce at-risk behaviors. Our weekly meetings will include 1 weekly session solely focusing on tutoring students. In efforts to provide strong tutoring assistance FWC staff as well as staff educators will be on site to help students. On our second weekly session activities will include cultural programming and crafts, talking projects based on TANF purpose number 3 pregnancy prevention, off-site trips, and hard and soft skills training. Team-building recreational activities such as fishing, camping, hiking, and rock climbing will be included to compliment the curriculum being delivered. Recreational activities will promote healthy risk taking and the opportunity to build trust within the group while learning positive decision-making skills.